March 11, 2021 - Spring Break Guidance

Spring Break Guidance

Ann Arbor Public Schools
Washtenaw County Health Department 
Washtenaw Intermediate School District

After a uniquely long and difficult winter, I imagine we are all eager for springtime in Michigan. Warmer weather and longer days are coming, and we continue to see a steady decline of COVID-19 cases locally and nationally, which is promising. As restrictions in Michigan and other states begin to relax, we are asking all our AAPS community to continue taking precautions that help minimize the spread of COVID-19. The health and safety of our school community depend on each of us doing our part.

With spring break in just a few short weeks, I would like to take a moment to highlight the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) recommendations for domestic and international travel. At this time, the CDC does not recommend traveling, and we strongly encourage delaying travel and staying home, even for those who have been vaccinated. Travel increases the chance of getting and spreading COVID-19. Although we may feel well and not have any symptoms, we can still spread COVID-19 to family, friends and others in the community during and after travel.

However, if you choose to travel, we ask that you assess the risks of traveling and follow CDC guidelines and recommendations in order to reduce the chance of spreading COVID-19. As you get closer to traveling, check the CDC’s website for the most up-to-date information on testing and quarantining before and after travel:

The Ann Arbor Public Schools and the Washtenaw County Health Department will be following all CDC travel guidance and recommendations, and in the AAPS we expect everyone in our school community to do so as well.

While we are all excited to return to some “normal” activities, we must remain cautious in order to prevent another surge of COVID-19 cases. Please continue masking up and social distancing. Monitor yourself for any symptoms and keep practicing healthy hygiene habits. If and when you are able, please consider getting adults in your household vaccinated.

Thank you for your continued support and partnership as we all work together to keep our community safe and healthy.